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post #1 of 43 Old 08-10-2006, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Update: Navigation Install is Finished

So for those of you following along at home, I saved up some cash and put Navigation in my Grand Cherokee. It was a little bit of a task because it required removal of 2 vents and fiber glass work.

Here is before with a standard CD player in it:



The Navigation installed but the trim plate not glassed:





And the pictures I just shot. I still have the passenger side wood panel to paint and then its good to go!









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I had the Blue Tooth unti put in also but I am waiting for my Blue Tooth phone to get here and then I will be really setup.

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post #2 of 43 Old 08-10-2006, 07:19 PM
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Good Job!!! That looks very nice!

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Is that a AVIC- Z1? Thats exactly what i wantto put in my WJ
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Thats a killer job. How did you blend it in? Or did you just replace that section?

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post #5 of 43 Old 08-10-2006, 09:49 PM
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Beautiful job. Looks very professional. Good luck with the bluetooth!

Having any issues with the air vents? I'm just assuming you'll get a stronger flow from the other vents.

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for insurance sakes i hope the screen comes off like a detatchable faceplate

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Its fiber glassed. Its the OEM piece cut and then fiber glassed. We then blocked off the air vents.

yeah its the Z1 with Sirius, the Blue Tooth, and the IPOD controls.
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Good God thats freakin sweet. Was it hard to take it out. I wonder if i could do that with my WJ. Just out of curiosty where did you happen to get it at? How does everything work like the navigation system? Also is there a brain box on that, that has like all the inputs and outputs or no?
Awesome Job!
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I think on a 100 degree day you're gonna miss those vents =P


But it is a outstanding job, it couldn't be cleaner if it came from the factory.
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It looks awesome. Congratulations!

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I have had a few 100 degree days and so far no objections. Sure it takes a little longer to cool the car down but the difference is negligable.

No it does not have a detatchable face. I am banking on people not being able to see it with the tinted windows and the dash overhang. A pager alarm is coming next because I am super paranoid.

The brain box and everything is built into the unit. There are seperate boxes like the Sirius and the Bluetooth.

Bluetooth is AWESOME. My only objection so far is that I need to figure out how to turn the mic off on my phone so the callers dont get echos.

This unit has voice activated commands and they all recognize what I am saying very well. I am very happy with the unit.

Thanks for the compliments on the install, I really like how it turned out. It does look OEM which is what I was going for to hopefully keep it in the car.

I told my insurance agent about it and we bumped up my coveridge on it which is going to cost me $3 more a month. But if its stolen, I will be able to get it back.
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i hope you up charged what the system was worth with the custom install.

I was going to say it looks nice after seeing the first two pictures, but then i saw the rest. Now i have to say it looks GREAT! I love fiberglass.

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for insurance sakes i hope the screen comes off like a detatchable faceplate
i just noticed that i neglected to say how much of a nice install it was...sorry..

looks sweet

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1) Why would you paint over the wood trim?
2) Anyone else notice the A/C controls in the first pic are wrong?

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Wow! Thats very impressive work. If you were to have the time I would really enjoy a write up on the process you went through to make that plate.

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